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Today we release our annual @wiiw_news Autumn #Forecast Report, with macroeconomic projections for #CESEE out to 2020. Below, a thread on the highlights 1/13
#Growth still looks quite good for most, notable upgrades this time for #Poland, #Serbia, #Hungary. But downgrades for several #EU members, plus #Turkey, #Macedonia and #Belarus. 2/13
Over the #forecast period we expect best growth performance in #EUCEE and #WesternBalkans, although both will slow by 2020. Outlook for #CIS & #Ukraine weaker. 3/13
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Let's start our #GlobalEChats on #music!

Among our #discussion topics: 1. #Stakeholders in music and what happens to them? 2. #Production of music 3. #Consumption of music 4. New #technology out there!
Firstly, let's talk about how scary #technology and #advancement can be to #music.

Some stats:
The US lost $12.5 billion a year in total sales due to pirated music.

71k jobs were lost; $2.7bn in annual earnings; $1.1bn of that would have been earned by the industry.
Source:

sheffieldav.com/education/how-…

But as with any #tech #disruption, there are always negative externalities.

In the #music industry, most of the bad press came from #piracy. Sites like Napster and P2P torrenting were rampant back in the day.
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Secondly, despite going around the country in a 'secret & sudden' rush asking people about whether they'd like kill our Wild Life for bush meet, most answers from Kenyans boiled down to a firm NO!! .../2
#NOtoConsumptiveUtilization
@VMatiru @kwskenya
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Here's the Breakdown of the Total rejection of this 'bill'.
1. Ethical consideration: it will legitimize #consumption and #killing of wildlife.
2.The cost of implementation and control will supersede the gains.
3. It is a fallacy [a #bigwhitelie to say that proceeds ..
..will go back to community. @KWS generates a stunning 257 Billion Kenya shillings but only receives 4Billion of a budgetary support against an annual budget of 23Billion to care for Wildlife across 54 parks & reserves.
#NOtoConsumptiveUtilization
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